Festivals & Events
Sapporo German Christmas Market ミュンヘン・クリスマス市
Warm up, eat up, drink up, and be merry at Sapporo's German Christmas Market
Christmas comes early to Sapporo each winter, complete with a German twist and a boisterous time. Feast on candied almonds, gourmet sausages, and mulled wine as you stroll from stall to stall. Good boys and girls may even get a present from Santa Claus.
- The irresistible scent of German sausages and candied nuts
- Steaming hot mugs of mulled wine
- Photographic opportunities of the illuminated walkways along Odori Park
The market opens in late November and stays open until late December in Odori Park
There are almost 40 stalls at the market, and it continues to expand
How to Get There
A German market in northern Japan
The Sapporo German Christmas Market originally started in 2002 as part of a sister city exchange activity with Munich. Japanese and German stalls sell decorations, food, and hot mulled wine to help promote friendly ties between the two cities.
Experience the Sapporo White Illumination
Branching out from the softly lit German market is the Sapporo White Illumination , another well-known winter attraction here. During the concurrent events, a generous portion of the park is decorated with twinkling lights and bright statues.
Eat, drink, and be merry
After buying some hot mulled wine or food, relax in the rooms available near the stalls. You can sit and warm up, or strike up a conversation with new friends you meet.